The mercury has dropped and doesn’t our skin know it. It’s really up against the elements from chilly winds, to blasting central heating, which is why we’re all in need of some winter skin saviours. Shevolution asked celebrity skincare guru Elizabeth Rimmer (Dip, BSc, MSc), founder of London Professional Aesthetics – www.lpa.london – the best ingredients to help restore us this winter to get us back to our pre-cold snap best. Ready, set, revive!
170g Burt’s Bees Soap Bark & Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream at John Lewis, £7.66
If you do one thing this winter, ensure your cleanser is cream-based. It’ll hydrate better leaving you feeling totally gorge.
What expert Elizabeth says: “This product is free from parabens and oil which makes it a good cleanser, especially for those who suffer with chronic red skin.”
Kiehl’s #1 Lip Balm at Feel Unique, £10.00
Time to banish chapped lips as we still need a perfect pout in winter.
What Elizabeth says: “This will help combat the effects of winter weather, as the lips are an area that benefit from moisturising protection as they do not have the same lubricating system as the rest of the skin.”
50ml John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength 6 Effects Serum at Superdrug, £6.99
Frizzy dry ends be gone.
What the expert says: “I would recommend this protein rich product as it not only de-frizzes your hair but will make it appear stronger & healthier – perfect for restoring your tresses in the harsh winter climate.”
125ml/ 25 Baths – Olverum Bath Oil at Feel Unique, £32
Feeling sorry for yourself with a winter cold? Us too! Olverum will soothe all your troubles away.
What expert Elizabeth says: “Taking a bath in a warm environment is a centuries old feel good factor activity, especially when it’s cold outside. Oils on the body do not have the same detrimental impact as they do on the face either.”
Hyalual Wow Mask at Amazon, £23
Want to ensure your face is glowing at your next social outing? This product definitely has the wow factor, but the price reflects that.
What Elizabeth says: “This mask is an intensely hydrating home treatment with instant visible effects and doesn’t create a false layer of moisturiser, instead stimulating your skin cells to do their self-hydrating job properly. It’s perfect to treat the skin in the cold season.”
Nails Inc. Vitamin E Cuticle Oil Pen at Look Fantastic, £14
When harsh temperatures hit, we often forget about our nails.
What Elizabeth says: “Vitamin E oil is a great way to nourish the dry areas of nail cuticles, which can be exacerbated in the harsher winter climate.”
74g Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant at LookFantastic, £49.50
Gross, dry, dead skin is ruining our wintry glow and we need to get rid ASAP.
What Elizabeth says: “ This product will exfoliate dead skin cells and give skin a smoother and more even complexion. It will increase radiance more than slathering on extra moisturiser – a common error in winter. Its ingredients also make it ideal for those prone to breakouts.”
15g GLAMGLOW Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment Mask at AllBeauty, £14
We need glamorous vibes this winter, not dry, cracked skin and we think this might be just the tonic.
What Elizabeth says: “This product is free from parabens and sulphates which is ideal for sensitive skin. It contains glycol which is a hydrating ingredient meaning it is able to absorb into the skin and retain its moisture (ideal when central heating is drying us out!).”
250g Manuka Doctor 40 MGO Honey at Holland & Barrett, £26.99
This hard-working honey will help work its magic all over – not just on our skin!
50ml Clinique Dramatically Different™ Moisturizing Cream at Amazon, £17.50
We’ve heard good things about this super moisturiser for seriously dry skin this winter.
What Elizabeth says: “There is nothing wrong with this product per se, but beware ever increasingly rich moisturisers. Your skin should be self hydrating so don’t over use.